John Stanmeyer is a co-founding member of VII and a contract photographer with Time Magazine since 1998.
Presently living in Indonesia, the 40-year-old American has spent over seven years focusing on Asian issues. For five year he has been working on a book about AIDS throughout Asia, as well as continuing his photographic documentation for a book on the radical changes in Indonesia since 1997. Stanmeyer has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Robert Capa, Magazine Photographer of the Year, as well as numerous World Press and Picture of the Year awards.
Recognitions: Robert Capa- 2000, NPPA First Place Feature Story, Mental Health in Asia/2004, World Press- 1999, POY-Magazine Photographer of the Year/1 st place 1999, POY-Magazine Photographer of the Year/2 nd place 2001, POY-Magazine Photographer of the Year/3 rd place 2002, POY-Issues Reporting 1 st place: Indonesia 2002, POY-Issues Reporting 1 st place: Afghanistan and China 2001, POY-News Feature Story: Fall of Indonesian President 2001, POY-Issues Reporting: Afghanistan and China 2001, POY-News Picture Story 1999, POY-Picture Story 1999, POY-Global News 1998, POY-Portrait/Sudan 1993, NPPA -News Feature Story 2001, FCC-News Feature Story 2001& 2002, SOPA (Society of Publishers in Asia)-Best News Photography: 2000, 2001, 2003, PDN (Photo district News)-First Place, Features: Vietnam 2000. SAJA, First Place, Pakistan/India 2003, SAJA Award, Pakistan, Karachi & Mental Health in Asia, 2004.